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Poster: simon c Date: Nov 18, 2003 9:01am
Forum: iacl Subject: Some out-of-copyright IACL recommendations


Since I've been editing the metadata on these books, I've been checking out some of the neater titles, especially the out-of-copyright ones that there are no restrictions on - here's a couple of (completely unofficial) recommendations:

1. Anything scanned by the Library Of Congress tends to be from their Rare Books collection, and is generally beautiful and well worth checking out - there's Web-viewable version of all of these on the external ICDL site, too.

2. There's a number of books scanned by Gretchen Phillips which still need descriptive metadata adding, but are great quality. Titles like 'Fun And Frolic' are wonderfully of their period, and a good festive-themed title is 'The Night Before Christmas And Other Popular Stories For Children' - basically, all of these books are excellent, and should be popping up on the external ICDL Books site soon.


This post was modified by simon c on 2003-11-18 17:01:27

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Poster: jessica Date: Nov 20, 2003 7:27am
Forum: iacl Subject: Re: Some out-of-copyright IACL recommendations

There are also some great out of copyright materials that are marked source: Public Library System. Many of these books are from Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, etc.

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Poster: Branko Collin Date: Feb 22, 2005 8:51am
Forum: iacl Subject: Re: Some out-of-copyright IACL recommendations

Project Gutenberg is trying to process some of these (children's books are often fun to work on), and I can recommend the Goops series, which have wonderful illustrations. For instance, More Goops and How Not to Be Them.